Summer Tank(Intermediate in difficulty)by Gudrun Johnston This tank is worked from the top down beginning with the folded neckband. The front and back are worked separately to the underarm after which the piece is worked in the round to the end. This tank is exactly the same front and back. The yarn is machine washable and doesn’t need re-blocking after each washing.
SIZE 2-4 [4-6,6-8] shown in size 6-8 As this is a loose fitting garment I’ve made the sizes to accommodate a couple of different ages
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest: 25 [26, 28,] inches Length: 11.5 [12.5,14.5] inches (this is from neckband to longest point at front)
The artwork for The Shetland Trader was done by my aunt Maggie Riegler. At the time of doing the painting she was unaware that I had become passionate about knitwear and it wasn't until I wrote to ask her permission to use the image that I found out the girl in the picture was supposed to be me! Quite a coincidence...some things are meant to be!
The other image included here is also by my aunt and represents my parents return to the Shetland Islands and to their wee renovated croft in Sandness.
Well I'm really excited to announce that Knitty.com, an online knitting magazine has accepted a design of mine for their summer issue. This will be available on June 1st and I'm afraid I can't give you any images until it is published. I can say the design uses my current favourite yarn, Hempathy by Elizabeth Lavold.
By the way this is a backdated post as this blog was not up and running when I got the news a couple of weeks ago!